Russia’s missile hunters on the Arctic; Talks on Syria; Humanitarian disaster in Libya
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 7 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia to deploy two ‘hypersonic missile hunters’ on Kola Peninsula in Arctic — source
Two Rezonans-N radars capable of spotting hypersonic targets will be deployed on the Kola Peninsula in the Russian Arctic by the end of the year, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Friday.
“Two Rezonans-N radar stations will be deployed on the Kola Peninsula in 2020 to boost the combat potential of the Northern Fleet. One radar is already being fielded while the second station has been delivered to the peninsula and is due to be deployed by the end of 2020,” the source said.
The Northern Fleet earlier received three such stations: two in the northern Arkhangelsk Region and one on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Russian Arctic. Therefore, five ‘hypersonic target hunters’ will be monitoring missile-threat directions within the Fleet’s responsibility area by the end of the year, the source added.
Rezonans radars operate in the meter band and employ the principle of wave resonance, which allows detecting aircraft based on stealth technology and also hypersonic targets flying at a speed of up to Mach 20. The radar is capable of detecting targets and issuing target acquisition on aerodynamic targets at a distance of 600 km and at a range of 1,200 km on ballistic targets, at an altitude of up to 100 km.
Russians headed to Turkey for talks on Syrian offensive in Idlib – minister
A Russian delegation will arrive in Turkey on Saturday for talks aiming to stop the Syrian government’s “aggression” and halt a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s northwest Idlib region, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
Cavusoglu repeated Turkey would do whatever is necessary to stop a humanitarian tragedy in Idlib, where on Thursday Russian-led Syrian forces entered the strategic town of Saraqeb in a push to capture the country’s last rebel stronghold.
UNHCR warns of humanitarian disaster in Libya
Jean-Paul Cavalieri, head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya, warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in this country, should armed clashes move to densely populated areas.
In statements to the Anadolu Agency, Cavalieri indicated that two out of three centres providing medical aid and support to refugees in Tripoli, affiliated with the UNHCR, were evacuated due to the clashes.
He continued: “27 per cent of our employees have been forced to move at least once. They are forced to cross barriers and front lines to reach their offices in a complex and dangerous way.”
Cavalieri stressed the need for European countries to play a greater role in restoring peace in the country, and assist Libya to do so.
He asserted that Turkey and the other parties involved in the Libyan file must accelerate their efforts to find a solution to end the conflict there.
Cavalieri pointed out that the European Union lacks a unified internal position regarding the problem of asylum in Libya, calling on the EU to exert more efforts and share responsibilities in this regard, to find a solution.
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Source: TASS, Reuters, MEMO